A Week of Culture has officially kicked off in the city of Mary (the administrative center of Mary province).

This annual cultural event aims at preserving the cultural and historical traditions, developing the cultural sphere, encouraging professional development of the workers of culture and searching for new talents. As part of the Week of Culture, the city of Mary will host exhibitions, concerts, premiere theater performances and other events that will contribute to the further development of national culture and art.

Holding the Week of Culture in the Year of Honoring the Heritage and Transformation of the Fatherland makes this cultural event particularly significant. As President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted, the mission of this large-scale action is to synthesize centuries-old cultural traditions and all the new, positive and interesting that come with modernity.